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Species Microcanthus strigatus (Cuvier, 1831)

Stripey, Eastern Stripey, Footballer, Western Stripey



Species limits re-defined following Tea & Gill (2020) and Tea et al. (2019) who provide evidence of divergent clades within the previously monotypic Microcanthus. They removed M. joyceae from synonymy with M. strigatus for the SW Pacific form present on the east coast of Australia, and retained M. strigatus for the species from Western Australia and the NW Pacific.




Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Cape Leeuwin (33°22'S) to Exmouth Gulf (22°S), WA; subtropical, antitropical (Japan, Hawaii).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine, rock reef.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
13-Apr-2023 MICROCANTHIDAE 08-Dec-2022 MODIFIED Dr Matthew Lockett (ABRS)
25-Feb-2012 25-Feb-2012 MOVED
23-Feb-2015 13-Feb-2012 MOVED
23-Nov-2012 11-Jan-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED